Domaine De La Côte De L'ange

Domaine de la Vougeraie

Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2015

The 7th and final GC White Burgundy. A mineral slatey nose with lovely citric acid , white peach and some toast. Medium bodied - in its infancy with great potential and energy. An ongoing theme of power and tension with these Grand Cru white Burgundies. As a general summary of the 7 Grand Cru White Burgundies they were outstanding and probably the best expressions of Chardonnay on earth. Are they worth the ever increasing $$$$s? Probably not - all in the eye of the beholder but they are incredible. Once again the monks were right in selecting the plots they did over a 1000 years ago. — a day ago

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Franck Bonville

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Demi-Sec Champagne Chardonnay

Medium lemon with stone & tropical fruit aromas, biscuit notes, tiny bubbles with a light mousse. On the palate, this 100% Chardonnay, sourced from Grand Cru vineyards, shows ripe fruits, pear, mango and apple, light with underlining sweetness. Medium finish, crisp, ending with yeasty tones. Nice if you like your bubbly with a touch of sweetness. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils

Cote de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir 2016

Ron R
9.3

Very impressive for its contemporary presentation. Very unusual for a burg. Very quaffable at this early stage. Seek this one out!
- Jean Georges, NYC.
— 6 days ago

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Eating and drinking like a king! It’s good to be king. 
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More like my daughter is eating like a queen, @David L. I’m just here to settle the tab - and tip a glass, of course 😀

Domaine Leflaive

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Great mineral and acid - also struck match sulphury notes. Muted fruit on nose. Noticeable oak. With these GC White Burgundies the oak is usually very evident in the wine’s youth which balances out at 7 to 10 years. Vines are more than 40 years old. Again, huge potential: Jancis says of the drinking window: 2025 to 2040. From one of the most reputable White Burgundy producers in Leflaive. — 2 days ago

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Hope your away from all the 🔥 & 💨
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@David T Thankfully yes David. Adelaide Hills copped it as a vineyard area as did Gippsland. For those whose vines weren’t wiped out there will be smoke taint.
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It’s tragic to watch the video & read the reports. The planet observes one climate disaster after another. Yet, little is being done. It what compelled us to act and reduce our carbon footprint. Solar gives us all our power and charges our EV cars for free going forward. No co2. 👍

Hubert Lamy

Criots Batard Montrachet Haute Densite 2016

The 2nd wine in the Grand Cru White Burgundy lineup tasted blind. Amazingly no new wood although wood is noticeable (a caramel note) - only 1 Barrique is produced. Muted fruit on the palate with great acid. Lighter at this young age but with great energy and obviously a great future. Planted at the crazy density of 24,000 vines per hectare on a tiny plot of 0.05 hectare. That’s only 500 square meters or 10 metres x 50 metres. Only 3 bottles came to Australia!! — 2 days ago

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Oh man, that is great juice.
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@Severn Goodwin Absolutely. So little made I wonder if there will be any left worldwide when it is drinking at its peak?

Claude Dugat

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 1996

Shay A
9.4

Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!

What a bottle brought by Shawn! I asked him to bring a killer bottle of burgundy that he thought would impress and he nailed it. At 23/24 yrs old, the concentration here was impeccable. Surprisingly dark in the glass with a slightly fading rim, wafting from the glass were muddled and stewed raspberries, blackberries, pomegranate, clove and forest floor. Acidity carries this well on the palate with a resolved and balanced profile. Slightly chewy, showing the power of the fruit, with sweet tobacco and cedar at the finish. This still has years to go! Nice
@Shawn R !
— 3 days ago

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Domaine Henri Boillot

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

This is spectacular right now. Great purity with lifted lemon, hints of honey and softened white floral notes. It has a great balancing salinity on the mid palate and real complexity. Starting to show some of the secondary notes of age/ oxidation but in a really good place. Given those notes I’ll probably drink the next of these soon in case they turn. Wonderful stuff. The best pucelles I’ve had from Boillot — 4 days ago

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I don’t think I’ve noted this wine before, but this was one of those bottles where everything felt perfectly in place. There is a question if a 2014 should be showing these slight aged notes at this stage (the Mouchere is more backward and tight but has similar potential) but this was spot on. Up there with Leflaive in quality but significantly cheaper
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Referring to your 91 points review on September 21st for this same wine!
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How strange. I don’t have a record of that note on delectable. I guess the last bottle was duller, or I’m an inconsistent marker- both of which are possible!

Domaine du Cellier aux Moines

Clos du Cellier aux Moines Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Vines planted by monks in heart of Givry. Deep Ruby with aromas of rich black fruits with complex sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy black currants and blueberries, with oak and cinnamon spice. Firm yet smooth tannins, well balanced with acidity, long finish ending with rich fruit, oak and spice. Wow! Drinks well now. — 3 days ago

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Franck Bonville

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Had this over the holidays, this batch was disgorge in June 2019. A Fav! Pale lemon with a fruit and floral bouquet, with biscuit and chalky minerals. Fine bubbles, nice mousse, showing quality. Rich flavors of peach, lemon citrus zest and honey, well balanced, good structure, creamy ending with toasty oak, mineral and yeasty notes on a long finish. Very consistent quality. Nice! — 10 days ago

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Domaine Henri Boillot

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Wine No. 5 in the 2016 white Grand Cru lineup tasted blind. We knew the identities but not the order of service. A very intense mineral nose with plenty of struck match/sulphur white flesh fruits. Quite reductive. Medium plus verging on profound intensity on the palate. Everything about this wine is intense and powerful. A long future ahead. Would rate a higher score once the sulphur blows off. Proves again that 2016 in certain areas was a very good vintage for whites. After the initial frost everything went well. — a day ago

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Manny Abascal

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Great notes, right on point. Recently I’ve noticed I have a physical reaction (similar to an allergy) when I drink wines with high amounts of sulphur, which has caused me to stop drinking this producer’s wines. Will enjoy vicariously.
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@Manny Abascal Yes I’ve noticed Australian Chardonnay makers are looking for that struck match character which I believe is not entirely due to sulphur but not being a winemaker not sure what that is exactly.
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Thanks re comments on my notes.